(1) Beginning January 1, 2017, the pharmacist in charge of a hospital pharmacy shall
develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that a pharmacist reviews
all medical orders prior to the first dose being administered to a patient in the
hospital. The policies and procedures may provide for either a pharmacist onsite or the use
of telepharmacy to comply with this requirement.
(2) This section does not apply to the following situations:
(a) When the practitioner controls the ordering, dispensing, and administration of
the drug, such as in the operating room, endoscopy suite, or emergency room; or
(b) When time does not permit the pharmacist's review, such as (i) a stat order meaning
a medical order which indicates that the medication is to be given immediately and
only once or (ii) when the clinical status of the patient would be significantly compromised
by the delay resulting from the pharmacist's review of the order.
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